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Gauges: 65-75-100-115-135. Nylon flatwounds. Long scale.
These distinctive black nylon electric flatwound strings get a great acoustic sound, have a selective harmonic balance, and a super silk-smooth feel.
Rotosound is famous for their high quality electric bass strings.


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RotosoundRS885LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Strings
 
4.9

(based on 16 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfect!

    Took the old damaging round wounds off of my 5 string; Added these nylons and what a difference it makes. Sound is superb if you want ambient tone, double bass style, or...Read complete review

    Took the old damaging round wounds off of my 5 string; Added these nylons and what a difference it makes. Sound is superb if you want ambient tone, double bass style, or jazz. Definitely not good for slapping or hard rock however. I highly recommend these strings. Rotosound quality remains the standard.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Promissed more...

    I was really excited to get this strings based on the reviews I had read. Cons: The 5 string on my bass has NO sound at all. Feels like paper when I pick...Read complete review

    I was really excited to get this strings based on the reviews I had read. Cons: The 5 string on my bass has NO sound at all. Feels like paper when I pick it. I have a rather heavy padouk wood bass guitar (6.5 kg) so it doesnt even begin to resonate it (unlike the strings I had before). Note that they are slower than usual set. Need some time to get used to. CAREFUL WITH THE NECK (not so low tension, I guess). And they are expencive. Pros: All the other strings really work great. Everything you read in the best reviews. Wide range of sounds, fromsoft growly sound to more attacky pop-funk grooves , no problem. Get it for a 4 string, thou, not 5 (if your bass is heavyer than average). Great feel thou! I like them...play less 5th now.

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    5.0

    Great tone

    By River Rat

    from Vinton La

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    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rotosound RS885LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Strings:

        They have the sound I was looking for.

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        5.0

        Great Bass Strings

        By melandy34

        from Pharr, TX

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts

          Comments about Rotosound RS885LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Strings:

          I have played electric bass for over 40 years. I have never used Rotosound strings before. They are the best strings I have ever had the pleasure of using on my Fender bass.

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          5.0

          Excellent Sound

          By Bassman

          from Florida

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rotosound RS885LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Strings:

              Great for playing Wesst Indian style calysos.

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              5.0

              Perfect!

              By Pilot Jim

              from New Jersey

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts

                Comments about Rotosound RS885LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Strings:

                Took the old damaging round wounds off of my 5 string; Added these nylons and what a difference it makes. Sound is superb if you want ambient tone, double bass style, or jazz. Definitely not good for slapping or hard rock however. I highly recommend these strings. Rotosound quality remains the standard.

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                5.0

                These strings make the Bass fun to play!

                By NeoFats

                from Barberton, Ohio

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Love them and there is 5
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Rotosound RS885LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Strings:

                  These strings sound great on my 5 string Peavey
                  Bass.

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Promissed more...

                  By cveti

                  from ljubljana, slovenia

                  Comments about Rotosound RS885LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Strings:

                  I was really excited to get this strings based on the reviews I had read. Cons: The 5 string on my bass has NO sound at all. Feels like paper when I pick it. I have a rather heavy padouk wood bass guitar (6.5 kg) so it doesnt even begin to resonate it (unlike the strings I had before). Note that they are slower than usual set. Need some time to get used to. CAREFUL WITH THE NECK (not so low tension, I guess). And they are expencive. Pros: All the other strings really work great. Everything you read in the best reviews. Wide range of sounds, fromsoft growly sound to more attacky pop-funk grooves , no problem. Get it for a 4 string, thou, not 5 (if your bass is heavyer than average). Great feel thou! I like them...play less 5th now.

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                  5.0

                  Great Strings

                  By Truckstopdave

                  from Russell Springs, Kentucky

                  Comments about Rotosound RS885LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Strings:

                  I bought these for my fretless bass. They sound fabulous. They have a upright sound to them. A very mellow and "yeah" sound to them. I recommend them to anyone who plays jazz or laid back music. They would work for Radiohead sounding rock, folk, and some bluegrass.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice Warm sound

                  By Anonymous

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Rotosound RS885LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Strings:

                  Personally, these strings are not for me and my genres and the way I play, however, they are still fantastic strings. The one thing I don't like about them is that they only do one thing. This is a really big bass warm upright round sound. No slapping, no high trebly solos. They only really do that well, but if you are into slow jazz or generally,a low, slow bassline these are the best strings ever, really. They may only do this one sound, but in this, they are peerless.

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                  5.0

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                  By Mike-AXKbO

                  from Newport News, VA

                  Comments about Rotosound RS885LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Strings:

                  I have a 1975 ovation magnum I. and it came with flatwound strings so I wanted another set. I was looking for a nice set of strings and once I saw these nylons I had to get them. So I ordered them.These nylons have a great acoustic sound to them, and me being mostly an upright player fell in love. Overall great clear sound, sick look, good price.

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                  5.0

                  rotosound black nylon bass strings

                  By bassmaster-Czn0C

                  from thorburn ,nova scotia canada

                  Comments about Rotosound RS885LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Strings:

                  back in 1975 when i bought my ovation fretless bass it came with nylon strings and i found them good .recently i had the oppertunity to get a set of fender tapewounds and was in love allover again .my brother in-law who ows a music store gave me a pair of rotosounds to try and they are undoubtably the very best set of strings i have ever used and i have been playing bass sence 1962.

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